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Lasatanian State Defence Industries Product Update #1

31-08-2004, 10:43
Updated 12/10/04
31-08-2004, 10:43
LAI XSN-1 'Hydra'

The LAI XSN-1 'Hyrdra' is a Wing-In-Ground (WIG) effect craft designed as a cruise missile launch platform. The huge size and displacement of this craft will allow it to move rapidly across the water to launch sites. Limited only by its distance from a surface fleet, the Hydra is a formidable addition to our great nation's navy. Exports of this aircraft are planned at a cost of around $250m per aircraft.

The Hydra during tests


Wingspan 144ft
Height 65ft
Gross weight 400T
Top speed 550kph
Cruise speed 450kph
length 240ft
Engines 8 LAS ZX-90 turbofans (29,000 Ibt)

Armament: 6 SS-N-22 Sunburn cruise missiles

2 pairs of 23mm cannons
31-08-2004, 10:44
LAS-ASMX1 Long Range Cruise Missile

Developed by LAI for Long Range Aviation, the LAS-ASMX1 was first launched in October of 1998 from a Tu-95 during Long Range Aviation exercises. It will can be deployed with either a nuclear or a conventional warhead. The conventional warhead version requires the use of a highly accurate guidance system, which provides a circular error probable of 12-20 meters. An electro-optic flight path correction system uses a terrain map stored in its onboard computer, as well as a TV-seeker for the terminal stage of flight. The LAS-ASMX1's launch weight is 2,200-2,400kg and its maximum speed is Mach 0.77. The range of this system is almost 5,000km.

The system will be deployed on LAS-XB1 'Blackbear' bomber squadrons, providing the LAF with a true intercontinental strike capability. Exports of the missile are planned in the near future and nation's interested in acquiring this weapon should contact us in the normal manner. Estimated cost of this system will be around $1m to $2m per missile depending on guidance systems and warhead used


Contractor: LAS
Designation: LAS-ASMX1
Year: 2004
Type: ground attack standoff cruise missile
Launch weight: 2,200-2,400kg
Max. speed Mach: 0.75
Maximum range: 5,000 km
Propulsion solid booster + cruise turbofan
Guidance TERCOM + TV Seeker
Warhead: impact- and direct impact-fuzed high explosive, 1000 kg/nuclear (currently unspecified)
31-08-2004, 10:45
LAS-T1 Main Battle Tank

Following a lengthy design and development period, Lasatanian Defence Industries (LDI) is proud to announce the launch of the new LAS-T1 Main Battle Tank. The Tank has been supplied to approximately 50% of Lasatanian armoured divisions and other divisions are currently undergoing conversion to the new model.

Development of the LAS-T1 tank was initiated in 1988 following a thawing in relations between Lasatania and Russia, which led to the suspension of arms sales from Russia. The LAS-T1 was accepted for service in 2003. The LAS-T1, is equipped with 120mm gun, is a first-class tank that is equal to any tank made by leading nations of the world. The tank is equipped with a the LDI-RM1, a production copy of the Rheinmetall 120-mm tank gun as featured in the German Leopard 2. The LAS-T1 tank carries a smoothbore barrel rather than a rifled barrel, and ammunition includes armor-piercing projectiles, antitank howitzer shells, and adhesive [high explosive plastic (HEP)] howitzer shells. The LAS-T1 weighs 50 gross tons, is powered by a 1,500-horsepower engine, and has a 30-horsepower-per-ton power-to-weight ratio. With the exception of the turretless Swedish Stridsvagn (S-type) tank and various Russian models, the Type 90 tank is the first tank to achieve manpower savings by reducing the crew to three through the development of an ammunition autoloader. Innovative technology includes a laser and thermal-guided gun and turret controls. The automatic target tracking system using a thermal image display is controlled through a tank commander's targeting periscope attached to the top of the turret in an independently rotatable mode. Night-vision range finders are integrated into fire control systems (FCS) and night vision thermal imaging systems of a passive type use the infrared rays emitted from the opposing target to provide a substantial improvement in visible range. These features enable the tank to achieve high-precision, mobile firing, and enhanced the tanks capabilities to respond rapidly to multiple targets. Proprietary technology was used on the composite armor, including steel and ceramics with superior projectile-resistant qualities.


CREW : 3
MAX WEIGHT : About 50t
LENGTH OVERALL : About 9.80m
WIDTH OVERALL : About 3.40m
HEIGHT OVERALL : About 2.30m
MAX SPEED : About 70km/h
ENIGINE : Liquid-cooled two-stroke 10-cylindered diesel engine
Max power 1,500PS/2,400rpm
: 1 - 120mm smooth bore gun
: 1 - 12.7mm (Cal. 50) heavy machine gun
: 1 - Type 74 7.62mm mounted machine gun

Unit Cost: $4m
31-08-2004, 10:46
LAS-AH1 'Harpy' Attack Helicopter

Following lengthy negotiations with the Kamov design bureau and the Russian Federal government, Lasatanian Aeronautical Industries is delighted to introduce the 'LAS-AH Harpy' attack helicopter to its range. The LAI version features improved engine capability.

The LAS-AH1 Harpy is a state-of-the-art and powerful battle helicopter which is in limited service with the Lasatanian Air Force. This aircraft is not fielded. Only a dozen prototypes exist, and it has not yet been approved for full-scale production. There are two versions of the Harpy. The LAS-AH1 LAS-AH1 'Harpy' is a single seat close support helicopter and the LAS-AH1X 'Hellfire' two seat trainer and combat version.

The coaxial, contrarotating, three-blade main rotors are widely separated with swept-back tips, and there is no tail rotor. The equally tapered, short, stubby, weapon-carrying wings with end plates are mounted on the streamlined fuselage, which tapers to the front and rear. The fuselage, which is flat-bottomed except for the underbelly gun pod and sensor, features a flat plated glassed-in canopy. The tail is thick with a tapering tail boom and back-tapered tail fin with a square tip. The tail flats are high-mounted on the tail boom with end plates, and located forward of the fin. Twin turboshaft engines are mounted high on the fuselage above the stubby wings, with semicircular air intakes and exhausts that are turned outward.

The helicopter has a number of unique characteristics including single seat to increase combat and flight characteristics and reduce operational costs. It was designed for remote operations, and not to need ground maintenance facilities for 2 weeks. The airframe is 35% composite materials with a structural central 1m 2 keel beam of kevlar/ nomex that protects critical systems and ammunition. The fully armored pilot's cabin can withstand 23-mm gunfire, and the cockpit glass 12.7-mm MG gunfire. The Zvezda K-37-800 pilot ejection system functions at any altitude, and enables a successful ejection at low altitude and maximum speed.

External stores are mounted on underwing external hardpoints. Each wing has two hardpoints for a total of four stations. A typical mix for targeting armor formations is 12x AT-16 ATGMs, 500x 30-mm cannon rounds, and 2x 20-round pods of 80-mm folding fin unguided rockets. The 30-mm cannon is the same as on the BMP-2. It also carries guided air-to-air missiles IGLA-V (Needle C), already extensively tested and sold to buyers abroad. The LAS-AH1's avionics is largely in line with what is the norm for one-seater fighters and ground attack jets. It's most remarkable feature is a remote targeting system with a capability to provide for a sudden deadly attack from a distance that rules out direct visual contact with the target. The firing computer will turn the aircraft to keep the gun on target. It is equipped with downlink to provide information from the battlefield. The targeting and control system and weaponry enable accurate target engagement at ranges of up to 10km.

The LAS-AH1 'Harpy' features unique maneuvrability and operating characteristics due to the contra-rotating co-axial rotors. The coaxial counter-rotating rotor system negates the need for a tail rotor and its drive system. Because of this, this aircraft is unaffected by wind strength and direction, has an unlimited hovering turn rate, and gives a smaller profile and acoustic signature, while allowing a 10-15% greater power margin. The HOKUM is fully aerobatic. It can perform loops, roll, and “the funnel”, where the aircraft will maintain a concentrated point of fire while flying circles of varying altitude, elevation, and airspeed around the target.


Country of Origin: Russia/Lasatania

Builder: LAI

Role: Antihelicopter and gunship

Blades Main rotor: 6 (2 heads, 3 blades each)

Tail rotor: None

Rotor diameter 14.5 meters

Wing span 7.34 meters

Length rotors turning: 16 meters

fuselage: 15.0 meters

Height gear extended: 4.93 meters

gear retracted: 4 meters

Cargo Compartment Dimensions Negligible

Engines 2x 3,000-shp LAI XRT-27VK turboshaft

Weight Maximum Gross: 10,800 kg

Normal Takeoff: 9,800 kg

Empty: 7,692 kg

Standard Payload External weapons load: 2,500 kg on 4 under-wing stores points.

Speed Maximum (level): 380 km/h

Cruise: 270-310 km/h

Sideward: 100+ km/h, Rearward: 100+ km/h

Turn Rate unlimited

Max “G” Force +3 to +3.5 g

Ceiling Service: 5,500 meters

Hover (out of ground effect): 4,000 meters

Hover (in ground effect): 5,500 meters

Vertical Climb Rate 10 m/s

Fuel (liters) Internal: INA

External Fuel Tank: 500 ea. (max 4x)

Range (km) Maximum Load: INA

Normal Load: 460

With Aux Fuel: INA


1x 2A42 30-mm cannon [250 HE-Frag + 250 AP]

2 - AT-16 VIKhR ATGM (6 each)

2 - 80-mm rockets (20 each)

2 - Twin 23-mm gun pods [940 rounds]

4 - 500-kg bombs


External fuel tanks (500 liters)

30-mm Automatic Cannon, 2A42:

Range: effective 3,000 m

Elevation: -45° to +10°

Traverse: ±15°

Ammo type and rate of fire is selectable by pilot (HE or AP, 350 or 600)

Most Probable Armament:

Fuselage-mounted 30-mm cannon on right side

80-mm rockets

AT-16 VIKhR ATGMs [ATGM racks can depress to 12°]


The LAS-AH1 'Harpy' uses a low-light level TV or thermal sighting, a laser range-finder (10 km), FLIR, air data sensor, and digital data-link which interface with a fire control com-puter, an autopilot, a helmet sighting system and HUD for target location, acquisition, designation, and firing.

Night/Weather Capabilities:

This aircraft’s avionics package ensuring a full day/night, all weather capability. If it is to be employed at night in an attack role, it must be fitted with a night targeting pod. This pod includes a FLIR, a millimeter wave radar, and an electro-optical sight takes up one of the underwing pylons. The Ka-50N, and Ka-52 are capable of performing attack missions in day/night, and all-weather conditions.


Main rotors and engines electrically deiced.

Infrared signature suppressors can be mounted on engine exhausts.

Radar warning receivers, IFF, chaff and flares.

Armored cockpit and self-sealing fuel tanks.

Pilot ejection system.

Crew 1

Cost: $30M
31-08-2004, 14:11
01-09-2004, 14:34
12-10-2004, 09:35
LAS-XF4 "Finback"

"Following the union between Lasatania and Ruro-Severia, Lasatanian State Defence Industries adopted several projects in development by the Ruro-Severian state factory. One of these was the F23 figher project, now reclassified the LAS-XF4 Finback.

The LAS-XF4 is a single-seat air-superiority fighter designed as an affordable alternative to the LAS-XF2 Foiler and LAS-XF3 Firestorm. With a unit price of $50M, the LAS-XF4 is competitively priced against the MiG29 and F/A-18, yet provides the user with superior performance compared with such fighters.

Full testing of the new fighter has been completed and pre-production orders are currently being taken.


Wingspan: 14.16 m
Length overall: 20.2 m
Height overall 6.2m
Weight empty, equipped : 20,000 kg (52,910 lb) -- 24000 kg (57,320 lb)
Max T-O weight : 28,000 kg (74,960 lb)
Engines: 1 Perm Aviadvigatel D-30F6 (34,170 lbst), or
1 LAS-TJR452 142.2 kN (31,966 lb st)
Max level speed at height : 2,700km/h
Max level speed at S/L : 1,600km/h
Service ceiling : 16,000 m (55,050 ft)
Range with max fuel at height : 2,500 km
Number of hardpoints: 8: 2 wingtip, 4 underwing, 2 conformal underfuselage

Missiles refer to Russian SAM, though US SAMs can be equipped.

Air-to-air : R-77, R-77PD, R-73, K-74
Air-to-surface: X-29T, X-29L, X-59M, X-31P, X-31A, KAB-500, KAB-1500
Crew: 1

Avionics fitted to user's specifications.

Unit cost: $50M